Saint Augustine said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” Travelling is one of the most soul enriching experience. Here are top 10 books ever written on travel.
- The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
This is a story of seven escaped Soviet prisoners who walked from Siberia through China, Tibet to British India. You must read it to enjoy a very interesting and gripping tale and appreciate the human spirit’s will to survive.
- Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
If there is one travel book which can shake you and to the core and makes you think about your own life, it is that book. This book is the story of a young man who leaves all his materialistic possessions to move to Alaska in search of his freedom and his identity. Read this book to get inspired to travel long and far.
- Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story
This is a book about how a couple traveled and run a business on the road. This book would not only inspire you to travel extensively but will also encourage your entrepreneurial spirit.
- Eat pray love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert is a memoir by a woman who travels through Italy, India, and Indonesia to find herself. You should read this book to encourage yourself to explore life and come out of your comfort zones.
- In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson
This is a book which would make you see Australia through different perspective and would make you yearn to travel to Australia. This is a funny book and it brings out the sporting spirit of Australian people.
- The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
It is considered one of the best works of Hemingway. This book is inspired by Author’s travel in Paris and Spain. You must read this book if you are a fan of classic literature and want to get inspired to explore Europe with your group of friends.
- The Great Railway Bazaar, by Paul Theroux
For those who are inspired to travel by train, this is a must read book. The author has described various train journeys in detail. The book is about meeting new passengers on the trains and if you are a person whose main aim to travel is to meet new people, then you must read this book.
- Venice, by Jon Morris
If you were ever fascinated by Venice and wanted to know more about it, this is the book for you. Written by a young man, after WWII, it explores the architecture, people, culture, tourists and history in a great manner. After reading this, you would not be able to wait to travel to Venice.
- The Beach, by Alex Garland
This is a story of a British backpacker in search of a paradise. This book would give you serious wander lust and would inspire you to make your own backpacking trip.
- Vagabonding An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
It is a must-read book if you are planning to travel for a long time. The author Rolf Potts is considered the godfather of Vagabonding. He talks about how to plan and manage your travel. This is a book which would not only inspire you to travel but also would help you prepare for that.
Article by Prateeksha.